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VIRTUAL GALLERY TALK – Further Afield | Mother, Daughter, Widow, and Wife: The Conundrum of Mary in Early Modern Hispanic Art
January 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CSTFree to Paid
Charlene Villaseñor Black, professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, UCLAMarian devotion is grounded in a conundrum: Mary is both exemplary and ordinary, superior to all other women and a conventional mother, daughter, widow, and wife. Focusing on this paradox in the seventeenth-century Hispanic world, this talk asks: How did sacred artworks serve as visual exemplars of gendered behaviors? How did artists, patrons, and devotees negotiate the contradictions at the heart of Marian veneration?